Category: ICYMI

Diamond of Milan 6

The Diamond of Milan

Original Fiction: “Ah, so this particular treasure-this one is different,” the intruder guessed. “This one actually means something to you, doesn’t it?”

civil war 33

We Don’t Need No Civil War

What happened today could be a one-off that we will forget about months from now or it could also be a harbinger of something far dangerous down the road. 

impeachment 63

Impeach Him, Tonight

A rule that allows presidents to do whatever they want as long as they don’t have very much time remaining in office is a bad one with many easily foreseeable downsides.

Samuel Little 8

One Less Monster

Samuel Little death seems to have made more headlines than his capture, confession, and conviction as America’s most prolific serial killer.

Game of Thrones 70

Game of Thrones: The Cool is Not Enough

There were several fascinating arcs of both plot and character the writers of Game of Thrones sacrificed at the altar of The Rule of Cool.

Movie theaters 13

Movie Theaters are Mostly Dead

Movie theaters were already on their last legs before COVID. The pandemic just turned them into dead men walking.

records 8

2020’s Best Albums

As a general rule, popular music, e.g. whatever Spotify, radio, and record companies drive people to listen to, will not be discussed here.

soul 9

To Thine Own Soul be Authentic

My family watched the new Pixar film, Soul, and let me tell you it is the gut punch that we all need right now.

writing 9

I’ll Keep Writing, Thank You Very Much.

Sometime over the last 25-30 years, I’ve heard someone say that I wasn’t a good writer and it was said in the most emotionally damaging way.

Donald and Dragons 43

Paging Dr. Kübler-Ross

Burt Likko compares the bizarre subversion-of-democracy fantasies of Trump supporters with the actual law, and is unimpressed.